The 52·2 km SSP Line will link Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya.

MALAYSIA: Mass Rapid Transit Corp announced the award of four contracts for the Klang Valley MRT Line 2 project on May 12. The 52·2 km line, also known as the SSP Line, will link Sungai Buloh, Serdang and Putrajaya.

The 1·62bn ringgit package SY203 covering the supply of 58 four-car driverless electric trainsets and depot equipment was won by the HAP consortium of South Korean companies Hyundai Rotem and POSCO Engineering and their local partner Apex Communications.

Package SY201 covering signalling and train control systems was awarded to a consortium of Bombardier and Global Rail and is worth 458m ringgit.

The 1·47bn ringgit package V203 covering 4·6 km of viaduct from Jinjang to Jalan Ipoh North Portal was awarded to IJM Construction, while Malaysian Resources Corp won the 648m ringgit package V210 covering the 2·6 km viaduct between Persiaran APEC and Purajaya Sentral.

The contracts were awarded on the basis of the best evaluated tender, taking into account technical and commercial aspects rather than the lowest price.

'Earlier, we saw many of our civil works being awarded’, said MRT Corp CEO Shahril Mokhtar. ‘We have now moved to the stage where we are awarding systems work packages. This is very good progress for the SSP Line.’